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Как да запазите личната си информация в интернет и PC-то ви

Искам да споделя с вас няколко прости и лесни съвети за това как да запазите личната си информация в интернет и PC-то ви. Информацията е кратка, но пък е достатъчна за начинаещи, затова ако имате въпроси или коментари може да се свържете с мен.

I should write up a real post on all the things you can do on the internet to keep your privacy, but here’s a very short summary:

  • Use a paid VPN. The free ones are selling your info. The paid ones are ostensibly looking to keep you as a customer. If you follow only one bit of this advice, it’s this one.
    Encrypt your drives. All of them. It’s easy to do and if set up right won’t get in your way at all.
  • Use 2-factor auth if at all possible. Use strong, random passwords, a different one for each login. Don’t use online password managers; you can run your own thats very safe and effective. Here’s a good password: NTRhYjYxMmM5MTNlNDNkNjZkM You don’t have to memorize it, just be able to cut and paste it from your software manager.
  • Use separate email accounts for different service, within reason. If one account ever gets compromised and you tie them ALL together using email, you have a really bad possible single point of failure.
  • Turn off all the “call home” features if you use Windows or OSX.
  • Use linux.
  • Set up at least two accounts on any personal computer you have. Use a standard account for all your personal needs, which does NOT have admin right. Set up another account only for admin purposes. Consider setting up a third account for online banking, a fourth for job hunting, etc.
  • If you’re going to touch the less-savory parts of the internet, use a separate account on your computer or better yet run a VM locally and access those parts of the web ONLY through that VM. (A lot of this really just comes down to compartmentalization.)
  • Never share passwords unless it’s for work and your management has explicitly and clearly instructed you to specifically share that password. Even then share only that one. Generally, you should never ever ever share passwords.
  • Turn off JavaScript in your browser. You actually don’t need it so much, and you can often whitelist only sites you trust.
  • Use an ad-blocker of some sort, or even better set up something like Pi-Hole to block communication with ad servers on the DNS level.
  • Learn HOW computers and the internet work. Most security breaches are due to human error, not machine error. You don’t have to be an expert but you can avoid most problems by knowing at least a few basic things about computers.
If you’re willing to live with a bit of paranoia, here’s some more (general) tips:
  • Always assume somebody is watching and/or listening. You may speak to yourself more often than you realize and at some point somebody will hear or see you.
    if you have any important files don’t encrypt them with passwords. Generate full encryption keys and store them (encrypted themselves) in a secure location.
  • For better or worse you can be legally compelled to provide passwords in a great many circumstances. Learn what the laws are and in general turn off (lock) your electronics in any situation where they could be legally confiscated. You can live without the internet for a few extra minutes.
  • Remember that there’s no “cloud” it’s just somebody else’s computer. Anything you put on the cloud you are trusting to somebody else. If you run a VPS remember that setting up encrypted drives simply means you’re encrypting your files using THEIR hardware.
  • There’s many reasons to be paranoid today, but at the same time there’s a pretty hard limit to what you can do. All these security steps are fairly simple things to do to protect yourself against random attacks or bad luck. Most dangerous actors on the internet will give up and move to an easier target if you put just a few hurdles in their way. But somebody who is intent to harm you isn’t going to be stopped by these measures. You’ll probably have to let law enforcement deal with them.

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